Community Update Feb 12th

Some Big Events Happening This Week

Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is February 13th. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, where we begin a season of Fasting, Prayer and Almsgiving. Since Ash Wednesday also falls on Valentine’s day, we have decided that Valentine’s Day will also be celebrated on Tuesday, February 13th. A voice message reminder went out last week clarifying this change.

We will celebrate the day by having a St. Valentine Spirit Day and dressing in Red, White, and Pink! AND Thanks to our Grade 7 and 8 helpers and our CSAC team, we are going to be serving Pancakes on Tuesday morning and have a community breakfast. It will be a great day.

We are able to return to some traditional card/treat exchanges for this special day. If you are sending in Valentines Cards, please try do so for the whole class.

If you are planning on bringing in Valentines Cards and/or a treat for classmates, please note that non-food items are encouraged, but any edible treats should be prepackaged and clearly labeled nut-free.

Please know that the Anaphylaxis (Life Threatening Food Allergies), Nutrition Policy and our continued focus on Equity, remind us to be extremely careful with respect to food sharing. Aside from the pancake breakfast, we will not serve the Valentine’s treats during the day, but rather send it home so that on these special occasions so that parents get to make the final decisions with their children’s best interests in mind. Thanks for your understanding!

On Wednesday we will be having an Ash Wednesday liturgy. This is where we as Catholics are reminded about the purpose of Lent. We enter a time of prayer and reflection where we try to focus on serving others and we are reminded about the great love shown to us by God, as we act in loving ways towards others. It is a time of fasting, where we may choose to give up something that matters to us so we can be reminded to stay connected to God. It is a personal journey for each of us, yet we walk the path together as a community. This 40 day period culminates with our Easter Celebrations. Here is a great 3-minute Video on Lent if you are curious about some more specifics of the season.

The Week Ahead at a Glance:

Monday February 12th

  • Minecraft Team Building in Library Continues at Lunches.
  • OLOF playing St. Anne’s Girls Volleyball at St. Anne. Let’s Cheer on our Phoenix players!
  • Boys Basketball team playing at SVDP afterschool. Let’s Cheer on our Phoenix players!

Tuesday February 13th

  • Pizza Day
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake breakfast during the morning. Thank you CSAC for supporting us with this event.
  • Valentine’s Day being celebrated TODAY as tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. Dress in Red, White or Pink.

Wednesday February 14th

  • Ash Wednesday. Wear Purple today as we enter Lent.
  • Ash Wednesday Liturgy at 9:30AM in the St. Anne Gymnasium. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday February 15th

  • Term 1 Report Cards Go Home
  • St. Anne’s Girls Volleyball team playing at St. Elizabeth. Let’s Cheer on our Phoenix players!

Friday February 16th

  • Happy Friday

Monday February 19th

  • Family Day. No School for Students and Staff.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday February 26 – MDI Survey Completed this Week at St. Anne.

Friday March 1 – Student of the Month Assembly: Focus is celebrating Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Tuesday March 5 – First Reconciliation for Grade 2 Students at 6:30PM at St. Ambrose Church

Thursday March 7 – Last day of school before March Break

March 8-15 – March Break

Monday March 18 – First day of school after March Break

Tuesday March 26 – Epilepsy Awareness Day Wear Purple

Thursday March 28 – Holy Thursday

Friday March 29 – Good Friday

Monday April 1– Easter Monday

Wednesday April 3 – Student of the Month Assembly: Focus is celebrating Discerning Believers

Saturday April 13 – First Communion for Grade 2 Students at 11 AM at St. Ambrose Church

Thursday April 18 – Easter Mass at St. Ambrose Church at 10 AM. All are welcome to attend.

Friday April 19– P.A. Day

Friday May 3 – Student of the Month Assembly: Focus is celebrating Global Citizenship and Sustainability

May 5-10 – Catholic Education Week

Sunday May 12 – Mother’s Day

Thursday May 16 – Crowning of Mary Liturgy at St. Anne’s at 10:45 AM. All are welcome to attend.

Monday May 20 – Victoria Day

Thursday May 23– Grade 7 Immunizations

Saturday May 25 at 11AM at St. Ambrose Parish– Confirmation

Friday May 31 – PA Day

Monday June 3 – Student of the Month Assembly: Focus is celebrating Inclusion and Belonging

Sunday June 16– Father’s Day

Thursday June 20 – Closing School Mass at 10AM at St. Ambrose Parish. All are Welcome to Attend.

Friday June 21 – National Indigenous People’s Day

Tuesday June 25 – Term 2 Report Cards Go Home

Wednesday June 26 – Closing Assembly in St. Anne’s Gym: Focus is celebrating Self-Directed Learning

Thursday June 27 – Last Day of School for Students

Friday June 28 – PD Day